I haven’t written for some time about the Fukushima site. In my opinion both TEPCO and the Japanese government are unable to adequately deal with the crisis. They should ask for more international help, especially from the veterans of the Chernobyl cleanup effort.
Again, I recall that the Russians deployed over 500,000 “liquidators” at Chernobyl.
In contrast, the Japanese Trade Ministry will “draw up a plan” “by some time in September”, according to the Bloomberg article.